I'm looking for some info and insight to making wooden flutes. I've
done my fair share of woodworking over the years, and my nephew (8
old) has recently been joining me in the basement to watch and help
out where he can do so safely. We made a flower pot together and now
we are searching for the next project to tackle. I've never
to make an wood instrument before, but it sounds like fun and a nice
project for him and I to make our own flutes. Anyone have any
thoughts on where I can find a good quality website with plans and
detailed instructions to make a flute? A book would be a great
resourse as well if anyone has one they are fond of. Does not have
be anything too fancy or complicated, but I don't even know where to
start looking so any help and advice would be great! Thanks!!
You may want to approach it as a building/making/thinking process
lesson. Start with the easiest and get quick results so he can mess
around with something pretty much immediately, then make new and
improved versions, maybe with different materials.
You could make a test flute out of PVC (I know, sacrilege!)
How about a pan flute?
a drumroll please, maestro
a NEANDERTHAL FLUTE!
Great project to do. Keep us posted. Take pictures. Have fun.
Not at all. I made 2 Irish D whistles a few years back, one copper,
the other PVC. The PVC pipe sounded sweeter. It was a lot easier
to work, too, important if you've never done such a project.
Spray paint looks nice on PVC, especially if rubbed out.
Google says it found 234,000 entries on "how to make a wood flute"
That should keep ya busy........;-)
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